Hickory Creek at Winamac is in Winamac, Indiana, a city with a population of 7,139 people. Featuring an overall grade of C, this is likely a decent nursing home. As far as we can see, this place is a solid choice for quite a few people. One of the major highlights of this facility's profile is its remarkable inspection reports, which we will address in the next section.
Hickory Creek at Winamac
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it earned an excellent inspection score. In fact, its inspection grade was far better than its overall score. In our inspections category, we gave this facility an A+. Our inspection grades are tied to items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this place had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple of minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Long-term Care Quality
We gave this facility just a D for our long-term care rating and that actually turned out to be its next most respectable category. For prospective patients in need of a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are an important measure. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. We were optimistic to find that this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. To our surprise, this facility also fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
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Short-term Care Quality
We gave this facility just a D for our short-term care grade. This is not a score to write home about. Our short-term care grade is generally used to judge a nursing home's rehabilitation services In order to offer highly scored rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to feature better levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. Given its score in this category, we weren't stunned to learn that this nursing home was well below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its patients based on the measures we looked at. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
The next category we assessed was nursing. Unfortunately, we gave it an F in this area, which is a rock bottom score. This is clearly a significant disappointment. The nursing rating considers numerous data points. The most heavily weighted variable is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. This facility provided just 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hickory Creek at Winamac Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hickory Creek at Winamac, 7.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hickory Creek at Winamac, 3.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who sustained falls resulting in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hickory Creek at Winamac, 1.87% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hickory Creek at Winamac, 13.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for treating a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hickory Creek at Winamac, 21.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hickory Creek at Winamac, 12.89% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hickory Creek at Winamac, 91.48% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hickory Creek at Winamac, 15.74% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate the deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hickory Creek at Winamac, 15.7% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Hickory Creek at Winamac, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hickory Creek at Winamac, 15.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hickory Creek at Winamac, 73.78% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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